August 2005 Issue

Letters: 08/05

Powertow Fan
Since I own three airplanes, I consider Aviation Consumer one of my required publications. I read every issue cover to cover and file many of them for valuable future reference.

I especially enjoyed your June article on hangar tugs. We purchased a Northwest Powertow over 10 years ago. It has been doing yeoman duty since then, pulling the ol’ Cessna 310 out of, into and around the hangar and ramp. We got the do-it-yourself version, which went together without a hitch. I put in some gas and oil and gave the rope a pull. It lit off on the first tug—no pun intended—and has done so ever since.

In fact, the starting habits of this particular unit have become the...

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